Find European professional makers in fine and traditional crafts and restorers of cultural heritage
Our mission: connect you with European excellence in heritage restoration and craftsmanship
Our tangible and intangible heritage is the glue which keeps all of us, Europeans, together for peace, solidarity, creativity and economic dynamism. Craftsmen and restorers of cultural heritage are the hands which make our culture live and step into the future. Monuments, pieces of art, design objects, fashion, interior design, musical instruments, publishing… in every corner of our life a specific knowhow is at work!
Our mission: connect people to European excellence in fine and traditional crafts
Professionals in fine and traditional crafts, selected by Mad’in Europe and accessible on this portal, combine rare know-how, technical skills and creativity.
They master the material and with specific tools they create, they transform, or they restore unique pieces and historic buildings. Many of these makers are also passing on their knowledge to future generations.
Symbols of the richness and diversity of Europe they are the link between our cultural heritage of yesterday and that of tomorrow.
… Traditional craftsmanship is perhaps the most tangible manifestation of intangible cultural heritage. However, the 2003 Convention is mainly concerned with the skills and knowledge involved in craftsmanship rather than the craft products themselves.
Rather than focusing on preserving craft objects, safeguarding attempts should instead concentrate on encouraging artisans to continue to produce craft and to pass their skills and knowledge onto others, particularly within their own communities….
From the text of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Intangible Cultural Heritage – UNESCO